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Wed
22
Jun
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Apple Offers $100 App Credit with MacBook Purchase

A few weeks back Microsoft announced an enticing plan whereby students purchasing a Windows 7 PC valued at $699 or more would also walk home with a free Xbox 360 (valued at $199). Now, Apple is trying to lure consumers in a different direction, ... offering a $100 iTunes gift card to anyone buying a MacBook. The promotion, which runs until September 20, 2011 gives students, parents, teachers and staff members a $100 gift card when they purchase any of the following: an iMac, a MacBook Pro, a regular MacBook, or a MacBook Air. Unfortunately, those buying refurbished MacBooks or the Mac Mini won't ... (view more)

Fri
03
Jun
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'Photobie 7.2.1', and 'PC De-Crapifier 2.2.6'

Photobie 7.2.1 Photobie is image editing software that combines features amateurs can use with advanced tools professionals will appreciate. Photobie is free for personal use. http://www.photobie.com PC De-Crapifier 2.2.6 If you just bought a new PC ... and you want to clean off all the pre-loaded "bloatware," then you'll find The PC Decrapifier extremely useful. This may be freely downloaded and used for personal use. It works with all versions of Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista. http://www.pcdecrapifier.com This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: The ... (view more)

Mon
23
May
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Intel Promises New PC, Laptop Innovations Coming Soon

In a recent article, analysts refuted claims that the Apple iPad had much to do with the recent PC sales slump . However, they did warn that computing tablets would become a much more significant threat within the next two years. Rather than wait ... for PC sales figures to dip even further, Intel has revealed their plan to bring PCs back to their innovative glory days. New Intel Laptops to be Thinner, Lighter, More Powerful Intel says that in the next few years, laptops will be thinner and lighter, and run all day on a single battery charge. Other options will allow for innovative touchscreen ... (view more)

Wed
18
May
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New Microsoft PC-Vs-Mac Site Snubs Apple Price Tag

In hindsight of the successful "Mac vs PC" TV commercials, Microsoft has launched a new "PC vs Mac" website. The Microsoft website is entitled 'Do The Math', and greets users with two images: one has an open MacBook Pro 17, while the other is an HP ... Pavilion DV7 -- adorned with a Hawaiian lei, accompanying surfboard and palm tree backdrop. Microsoft: Buy a PC, Take a Vacation The idea behind this latest scheme is to provide a 'side-by-side comparison' of two products (one of which happens to be a Microsoft-endorsed and reported price savings of $1,350), and that by buying a PC, ... (view more)

Tue
10
May
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$25 Pocket PC Could Run Windows XP

A British organization has produced what appears to be the cheapest fully-functional computer ever made. The device, made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is the size of a USB stick and costs just $25. The computer, which runs the open source Linux ... system, has a particularly creative design. In effect it's a silicon chip attached to three sockets: an HDMI socket to connect to a monitor or TV screen, a USB slot to plug in a keyboard, and a memory card slot for storage. While it's small enough to carry anywhere, it carries out the same functions as a full-fledged desktop PC. $25 Pocket PC ... (view more)

Tue
26
Apr
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Mac, PC Users Are Very Different, Says Survey

You either love Mac computers, or you hate them. You either adore those "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" commercials, or you loathe them. But what does all of that say about the people who like PCs, and those who prefer computers built by Apple? A new survey ... looks at just that question. The survey of just under 400,000 people was recently performed by social networking-style website Hunch, which asked people whether they used a PC or a Mac and then followed that query with a number of other questions. (Source: pcmag.com ) Mac Users Liberal, Educated, Urban Here's what the survey suggests: Mac users may ... (view more)

Fri
15
Apr
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New Trojan Locks Windows, Racks Up Phone Charges

Windows users are being targeted by a new scam that extorts money through long-distance telephone calls, racking up heavy charges. After a victim mistakenly downloads and installs a Trojan onto their PC, the following message is displayed on a ... Windows PC: "This copy of Windows is locked. You may be a victim of fraud or there may be an internal error". While similar messages have appeared before and related to scareware and ransomware scams, the fact that the Windows operating system will not reboot (either in normal mode or safe mode) adds validity to the alleged crisis situation. Victims ... (view more)

Thu
10
Mar
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How to Convert VHS to DVD Format

Special note: this article has been broken into two parts, as the question and answer is somewhat technical. I've gone to great lengths to make this as easy as possible and have provided step-by-step instructions on converting VHS to DVD, as we ... receive this question a lot from our readers. This first article describes how to do VHS to DVD conversion / transfer using USB video capture hardware. The second article explains how to make any video file (including any VHS videos you transfer to your PC) play in a DVD player: either connected to your TV, or playable in your PC. Infopackets Reader ... (view more)

Fri
25
Feb
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MS Rolls out Win7 Service Pack 1; Backups Strongly Recommended

As of February 22nd, 2011, Microsoft is officially in the process of rolling out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to all Windows 7 users via the Windows Update (automatic) feature, as well as through Microsoft's website. Why a Windows Service Pack is ... Imperative In general, a Windows Service Pack is a method of bringing together multiple changes to the operating system. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ("SP1") is a single download (also available on DVD) that includes all major and minor security and bug fixes since the original release of Windows 7, up to the last software update made available ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

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